Suspects to pay victims for lighter sentences
5 days ago, 16:49
Crime suspects who strike a deal to compensate their victims or become witnesses of the State may now be shielded from harsh sentences after the outgoing Attorney General Githu Muigai gazetted new rules. Criminal Procedure (Plea Bargaining) Rules, 2018 allows a suspect to bargain with his accuser for a lesser charge upon satisfying the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) that justice will still be served. Besides agreeing to become a State witness and compensate the victim, the plea agreement ...
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